U.S. Industry Roundtable with U.S. Government Officials at DefExpo 2020
On February 4th in Lucknow, a remarkable U.S. government delegation led by Ambassador Kenneth Juster comprising of Mr. Terence Emmert, Principal Deputy Director of Defense Research and Engineering for Advanced Capabilities (PD, DDRE (AC)), Department of Defense, MG Daniel McDaniel, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Pacific (USARPAC), Australian Army and RDML Eileen Laubacher, Defense Attaché, U.S. Embassy, interacted with the U.S. industry participants. The ongoing dialogue between the U.S. and India in aerospace and defense sectors would likely open up new business opportunities. The sharing of information to further strengthen partnerships in the areas of development and co-production of high-end defense technology and equipment was discusses. U.S. and Indian companies have been collaborating in the co-production of C-130 transport aircraft, F-16 fighter planes, and Apache helicopters at joint facilities in Hyderabad. Companies were happy to share information with the U.S. government principals and sought their support on many points in implementation with the Indian government processes.